The Most Boring Sports to Watch Anything
Ultimate List
12,833 votes 41,482 views more info

The Most Boring Sports to Watch

The most boring sports to watch are far from entertaining, exciting or interesting. To put it nicely, the most boring sports to watch are great for lazy afternoons when you need a good excuse to take a nap. These sports, which include professional sports, college sports and even Olympic sports, might be popular but they are also the best at being completely boring.

Depending on who you ask, America's pastime baseball is one of the worst offenders in terms of being boring. Plays are separated by several minutes and when there is action it lasts only a few seconds. Golf, while watched by millions around the world, is similar as it's seen as slow and somewhat nonathletic.

Other sports are simply boring because they feature a long time of little action, sometimes hours, then just a few minutes of actual action. Soccer games rarely result in more than a few goals which take second each leaving the other time for watching players kick the ball around and run. Horse racing might be the "most exciting two minutes in sports" but the hours and hours of nothingness leading up to those two minutes is like watching paint dry.

Be it for their repetitive nature, like auto racing and bowling to the slow action, like curling and canoeing, whatever the reason, these sports are boring to watch but each are still enjoyed by fans around the globe. They might not include buzzer beaters like in basketball or the hard-hitting action like in hockey but each brings something different to the world of sports.
  • 17 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 369
    Down 144

    the people's #1 & most listed

    open
  2. 2
    Up 488
    Down 193

    Golf

    open
  3. 3
    Up 309
    Down 83

    added by DrBrendalynnLove

    open
  4. 4
    Up 384
    Down 134

    Sailing

    open
  5. 5
    Up 375
    Down 158

    open
  6. 6
    Up 263
    Down 131

    added by PeteBoyle

    open
  7. 7
    Up 249
    Down 204

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Archery

    open
  8. 8
    Up 287
    Down 172

    added by zxray

    open
  9. 9
    Up 265
    Down 114

    added by gaeul

    open
  10. 10
    Up 238
    Down 108

    added by zxray Weight Lifting

    open
  11. 11
    Up 312
    Down 156

    added by zxray

    open
  12. 12
    Up 268
    Down 158

    open
  13. 13
    Up 250
    Down 181

    open
  14. 14
    Up 369
    Down 285

    Baseball

    open
  15. 15
    Up 286
    Down 168

    added by zxray

    open
  16. 16
    Up 252
    Down 211

    Wrestling

    open
  17. 17
    Up 277
    Down 126

    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray Bowling

    open
  18. 18
    Up 241
    Down 167

    open
  19. 19
    Up 164
    Down 103

    added by DrBrendalynnLove

    open
  20. 20
    Up 219
    Down 294

    added by mwahahahaha

    open
  21. 21
    Up 196
    Down 181

    open
  22. 22
    Up 191
    Down 272

    added by Scott Klingaman 10 minutes of action, 3 hours of replays and commercials. 

    open
  23. 23
    Up 264
    Down 336

    added by bojanthebest

    open
  24. 24
    Up 146
    Down 187

    added by mwahahahaha

    open
  25. 25
    Up 172
    Down 190

    Gymnastics

    open
  26. 26
    Up 113
    Down 155

    added by beernbugs Rugby

    open
  27. 27
    Up 33
    Down 36

    added by jmart

    open
  28. 28
    Up 95
    Down 102

    added by Maximiliano650 Football Australiano

    open
  29. 29
    Up 119
    Down 152

    added by Maximiliano650 Football American

    open
  30. 30
    Up 44
    Down 25

    added by modojosho

    open
  31. 31
    Up 9
    Down 3
    No image

    new! & added by bravesfan688 Cow Gromming

    open
  32. 32
    Up 77
    Down 151

    added by Coolza

    open
33 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists